Defiant Green leader Annamie Paul says attempt to force her out driven by racism, sexism
News/Politics: In a defiant speech this afternoon, Annamie Paul pledged to stay on as leader of Canada's Green Party and claimed attempts to force her out of the top job were being driven by racism and sexism.
Why NATO's tentative pivot to the Asia-Pacific may be a hard sell
News/Politics: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is reaching out to prospective security partners in the Asia-Pacific as it turns its attention to China. But some NATO members want the focus to remain where it has always been — on Russia.
'Very frightening' plan by developer to buy $1B in homes will price renters out: anti-poverty group
News/Canada/London: An anti-poverty group is calling a Toronto-based developer's plan to buy $1 billion worth of single-family homes and turn them into rental properties a "frightening" example of how even more people will be priced out of an increasingly expensive housing market.
Couple who snuck into Yukon community for vaccine pleads guilty to breaking pandemic rules
News/Canada/North: Two people who snuck into the small Yukon community of Beaver Creek earlier this year, and posed as locals to get doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, have pleaded guilty to charges under Yukon's Civil Emergency Measures Act.
COVID-19 has 'spread like wildfire' through Kashechewan — and children are suffering most: Miller
News/Politics: While the number of new COVID-19 cases has dropped precipitously nationwide, Kashechewan First Nation in northern Ontario is in the grips of a troubling new wave of coronavirus infections — and most of its victims are children.
Canadian men's team offering genuine hope to long-suffering soccer fans
Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Soccer: The Canadian men have advanced to the final stage of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. What really separates this Canadian side from previous incarnations is the sense of self-belief. And if that surprises you, then you haven’t been paying close enough attention.
Some prisoners not offered COVID-19 shots until months after general public, CBC analysis finds
News/Canada: More than 6,700 prisoners across Canada have tested positive for COVID-19 — a rate much higher than the general population. Yet a CBC News analysis has found that in some facilities, prisoners waited until May for their chance at a first vaccination.
More parents of disabled adults speak out about Victoria charity at centre of investigations
News/Canada/British Columbia: Cyndie Bourke was at work in Victoria one night in early 2018 when she received a text message from her daughter Taryn: "I signed the papers." She was referring to was a consent form for residential care at a home operated by the Garth Homer Society.
Why this small wine boutique wants to change the face of the industry's tastemakers
News/Canada: A small wine boutique in downtown Toronto wants to make the wine industry more diverse, and it is putting its money where its mouth is. Grape Witches has started a scholarship program to help women of colour access expensive higher wine education.
Cosmetics and 'forever chemicals': Breaking down new findings on PFAS in makeup
News/Science: People who wear cosmetics such as lipstick or mascara may be absorbing or licking up potentially harmful ingredients that last 'forever' in the environment, a new study suggests. Here's what you should know about PFAS.
Doctors worry they won't be able to help every cancer patient diagnosed, treated late due to COVID-19
Radio/White Coat, Black Art: As Canada begins to emerge from the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, specialists who work with cancer patients say they’re concerned they won’t be able to help everyone whose serious cancers have either gone undetected or been diagnosed late because of the crisis.
Conservatives call on Trudeau to fire defence minister over sexual misconduct crisis
News/Politics: The Conservatives are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to fire Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, arguing he's lost the confidence of the Armed Forces over the military sexual misconduct crisis.